I didn't have anything specific in mind so I flipped through my not-yet-used stash and pulled out a number of dies with graceful curves that would fit the flower in the sketch. I cut out a window then I went looking for paper and I found that I actually had a paper with butterflies (I tend toward subtle stripes or gingham, etc. Not that this is particularly bold but it's still a pattern and you'll not see many patterned papers on my cards!!) Butterfly paper and a butterfly die - it worked!
I originally just backed the butterfly with plain cardstock but it seemed too bland for a beautiful butterfly. (I'm also not a fan of this particular color, but it matched the dsp!!) So I sponged on some matching ink toward the body and some white ink toward the tips. Then I used Fun Stampers Journey silk in black and sparkle to splatter on some dots.
I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Avery Elle Simple Sentiments
Dies: Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly, My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Window (square)
Paper: Stampin' Up Pretty Petals dsp (retired), Calypso Coral, Pacific Point
Other: Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk and Black Licorice Silk
This is just so pretty! Love that square opening with the DSP peeking through, and your butterfly is amazing!ReplyDelete
I love your beautiful butterfly and the coordinating butterfly dsp! And that fabulous stitched square die frames it all perfectly.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful Kim. I love that background of pattern paper. Makes that butterfly POP!! Fantastic design.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely summery card, Kim!ReplyDelete
Kim this butterfly is gorgeous - as is the fun pattern paper you've chosen! LOve the dark background of it - gosh I've been having a dark, and moody side lately!ReplyDelete
Yep the paper and the die worked - beautifully!ReplyDelete
Love this layered butterfly so much, Kim!ReplyDelete
Beautiful combination of elements in this gorgeous card! I tend to go through my not-yet-used stuff first too - I love when I can finally file something where it belongs because it's actually been used at least once :)ReplyDelete
What a delightful card, Kim! I totally love this gorgeous detailed butterfly flying off the peek-a-boo window.ReplyDelete